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Cuba Politics

Latin American Leaders Cheer Historic Opening Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 12.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Leaders across Latin America from both the right and the left cheered on the historic steps taken by the governments of the United States and Cuba to ...

'Hackathon For Cuba' Begins In Miami

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.31.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Technology experts are gathering to brainstorm ways to improve access to the Internet and information in Cuba, considered the one of th...

Fidel Castro Weighs In On Historic Handshake

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro finally weighed in on the death of his ally Nelson Mandela, in a “Reflection” that addresses the famous handsha...

Obama: U.S. Must Continue To Update Policies On Cuba

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must continue updating its policies toward Cuba. Obama says the U.S. has started to see ...

Cuba Is Also Having an Election -- But Campaigning Is Strictly Forbidden

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Cuba's municipal elections for delegates to the People's Power are now getting underway again. The atmosphere would be similar to that of any other country during the period of nominating local representatives, if not for one crucial details.

What Does a President Do? And What Does Raul Castro Actually DO?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

So far in 2012, Raul Castro has given very few signs of industriousness in office. If we count the hours he has appeared in public, the speeches he's made, and the trips he's taken... we have to conclude that his productivity is extremely low.

The Fear of Sitting Down to Talk

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In parallel with the tendency to confront our pressing problems from multiple angles, there is also a current that feeds the rejection of the other.

Forgive Me Father for I Have Sinned: On Ideology and Governance in Cuba

Luis Perez-Simon | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Luis Perez-Simon

When you are Pope Benedict XVI, all roads do lead to Rome. Some just take a detour by places like Miramar, Cuba, where Fidel Castro lives.

They Spy on Us, and With Their Own Tools, We Spy on Them

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

How many telephones do you think are listened into by the political police? I asked a man who once worked for state intelligence and who now is just one more private citizen.

Cuba Abruptly Shakes Up Top Leadership

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — President Raul Castro abruptly ousted some of Cuba's most powerful officials Monday, remaking the government in the biggest shakeup sin...

Cuban Support For GOP Softening

St. Petersburg Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Younger exiles show less interest in Cuba and are more engaged in national issues, Democratic pollster Sergio Bendixon says. "They give Cuba almost no...